US election: Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary to lead US

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.

French church attack: Faith leaders call for more security

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist representatives call for more security at places of worship after the jihadist murder of an elderly priest in his own church.

Syria: Deadly IS blast rocks Kurdish city of Qamishli

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

At least 40 people have been killed by a truck bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, state TV reports.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Australian teen abused in detention speaks out

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has apologised for his actions.

Fireman Sam episode pulled amid Koran row

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

An episode of Fireman Sam, in which one character appears to tread on a page from the Koran, is withdrawn from Channel 5's streaming site.

India child labour bill amendments criticised by UN

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

India comes under criticism after its parliament approves several controversial amendments to the country's child labour bill.

Japan knife attack: Suspect's home searched by police

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Police search the home of Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of killing 19 people at a disability care centre in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.

Vatican 'removes criticism' of Polish politicians' views of Muslims

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The Vatican appears to have removed criticism of Polish politicians' attitudes towards migrants from its website, ahead of a visit there by the Pope.

Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.

Somalia attack: 'Ex-MP' was Mogadishu suicide bomber

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

An ex-MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday's deadly attacks in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, militants say.

Missing treasure hunter's remains found in New Mexico

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The remains of a 54-year-old man who disappeared hunting for a hidden stash of gold and jewels in New Mexico have been discovered, local authorities say.

Bill on Hillary: 'I hope you'll elect her'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton has taken to the stage at the Democratic convention to make the case for his wife to become America's first female president.

Tesla offers peek into battery factory

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The BBC's Dave Lee visits the Gigafactory - Tesla's 3,000 acre battery manufacturing plant.

Moment Clinton became nominee

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

Her former opponent Bernie Sanders was the person who sealed her nomination, after votes had been announced by all 50 states.

France church attack: Nun describes horror

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

A nun who was in a Rouen church when a priest was attacked tells of her fear when she saw the armed men.

CCTV 'shows Japanese knife attacker Satoshi Uematsu'

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

CCTV footage emerges of the Japanese knife attacker who killed 19 people.

Desperate mum restrains mentally ill son with handcuffs

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

A desperate mum has had to resort to using handcuffs to restrain her mentally ill son, due to the lack of support from mental health services.

Shirley Chisholm: The woman who ran for president in 1972

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The first black congresswoman made a presidential bid in 1972 - making her the first black American to run for president and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

The Syrian refugees in 'no man's land'

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in "no-man's land" by their country's border with Jordan.